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Port of Antwerp announces plans to improve mobility

One year ago Antwerp Port Authority announced its plans to improve mobility in and around the port. Now, the Port mapped out the projects, introducing night logistics and barge services for commuters like the Water Bus and Bike Bus. The port must remain accessible both to people and to goods, noted Port Authority CEO Jacques Vandermeiren.

Port of Long Beach awarded $4.2 to improve security

The Port of Long Beach has been awarded $4,197,480 from the Port Security Grant Program administered by US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. The funds will be used for security system maintenance, along with expanding and enhancing physical and cyber security capabilities.

USCG: Port status update after Hurricane Florence

After the passage of the Hurricane Florence that hit North and South Carolina on Friday, the US Coast Guard Captain of the Port of North Carolina has now fully reopened the Port of Morehead City to all vessel traffic without any restrictions, as of Wednesday.

US ports association concerned over US trade tariffs

Responding to the US government’s announcement earlier this week on the imposition of an additional $200 billion in protective trade tariffs against Chinese imports, AAPA urged federal policymakers to consider the negative impacts that tariffs have on port and other trade-related American jobs.

Copenhagen Malmö Port denies reports about rejecting shore power facility

The Copenhagen Malmö Port responded to media reporting that it has rejected an offer to receive a shore power facility for free. The port said that these reports are not true, explaining that there will be significant establishing and operating costs. CMP said that it is in dialogue with a Danish utility company regarding a more efficient solution.

Pilot Services in Hong Kong resume after Typhoon Mangkhut

According to GAC, pilot Services in Hong Kong are being resumed from 17 September, after the departure of former Typhoon Mangkhut. Priority is being given to container ships berthing at Kwai Chung/Tsing Yi Terminals. More than 60 people have reportedly lost their lives in the Philippines.

Ports Australia joins World Ports Sustainability Program

Ports Australia accepted the invitation to join the World Ports Sustainability Program, an initiative by IAPH aiming to enhance sustainability efforts of ports worldwide and  foster international cooperation with partners in the supply chain, under the concept of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Ports join on initiative to address global warming

The Port of Rotterdam Authority announced the launch of the World Ports Climate Action Program. In this initiative, the port authorities of Hamburg, Barcelona, Antwerp, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver and Rotterdam will work together on a number of projects that address the issue of global warming.

Ports in Honolulu, Maui re-open

The US Coast Guard Captain of the Port reopened commercial ports in Honolulu and Maui Counties to vessel traffic on September 12. Shoreside operations resumed as waterside assessments continued and Olivia passed with Tropical Storm Warnings still active at the time. Hawaii and Kauai County ports opened on September 12.

UK Secretary for International Trade highlights importance of UK ports

The UK Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox MP, highlighted the opportunities for ports in facilitating trade and driving the UK economy, during a reception organised by the British Ports Association, on 12 September. Currently, 95% of the UK’s trade moves through its seaports.

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